Kansas medicinal marijuana advocate charged on multiple counts

The local medicinal marijuana advocate who made national news earlier this year after her son was taken into protective custody is now facing criminal charges.

Finney County Attorney Susan Richmeier on Friday issued a press release outlining five charges being filed against Shona Banda, 37, Garden City: endangering a child, distribution or possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school property, unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Three of the charges are felonies. Banda faces a potential sentence of 138 to 204 months.

Also included in the press release was the following statement: The Finney County Attorney’s office is responsible for upholding the law in the State of Kansas and holding individuals responsible for violations of those laws. At this time, it is illegal in

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